Why You’re Constantly Hiding Yourself


Dave Cover


The first pages of Genesis are filled with powerful word imagery. Written more than 3,000 years ago, Genesis remains ahead of our time in its picture of the deepest realities in your life. And Genesis 3 explains so much about why you are constantly feeling the need to hide yourself. Hide yourself from others, from God, and even from yourself. But are you really safe to be vulnerable? Let’s talk about it in this episode.Genesis 2:9 NIVThe LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. Genesis 2:16–17 NIVAnd the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”Genesis 2:25 NIVAdam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.Genesis 3:1 NIVNow the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made.Genesis 3:7 NIVThen the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.But Genesis 2:18 NIVThe LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” Genesis 3:8 NIVThen the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:9–10 NIVBut the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecoverFollow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePodThis podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.